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Appointment of New Justice of Appeal

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Appointment of New Justice of Appeal

Mon, 24 April 2017

President Danny Faure has announced that, following the recommendation of the Constitutional Appointments Authority, and after having consulted with the Leader of the Opposition Honourable Wavel Ramkalawan, he will be appointing Judge Bernadin Renaud as a Justice of Appeal replacing Justice Domah whose term of service in the Court of Appeal expires on 17th May 2017.

Judge Bernardin Renaud is one of the longest serving public officers, having joined the civil service in 1965.

He served as Labour Commissioner from 1979 to 1985.

He chaired the meetings of Constitutional Commission that led to the formation of the Third Republic, and was the Director of Elections for the Referendum that approved the Constitution, as well as for the first Presidential and National Assembly elections in 1993.

He became the first Ombudsman of the Republic in November 1993, and was appointed as a Judge of the Supreme Court on 1st January 2004.

He will be sworn into office as Justice of Appeal on 18th May 2017.

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